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How to Choose Your UK University

How to Choose Your UK University

As an international student you need to assess various factors while choosing a UK university - does it offer the right course and flexibility, where is it located within the UK, what about the accommodation and many more.


AHZ Associates

August 17, 2021



  2. Table of Contents A B C D Course Choice &

    Career Prospects Understand the popular courses and employability rates. Course Entry Requirements English proficiency, UK student visa and more. University Ranking, Reputation & Location Top UK universities and course league tables. Course Fees and Living Expenses Familiarise the average fees and accommodation costs. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 1
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  4. How to Choose Your UK Course It’s important that you

    choose a subject you relish and one which helps you reach your goals. Research on the career options after course completion. Take a look at the authentic UK subject guides available online. Aptitude and Goals Contemplate on what you enjoy day-to-day; this can be part of your future job role. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 3
  5. Compare Course Contents Have a look at the modules covered

    in the courses you are interested in, or relevant to your career objective. Modules Reach out to the lecturers via social media or university websites. They can provide an in-depth analysis of the course. Tutors Identify the total number of lectures and the amount of group work done in seminars. Lectures Understand the assessment modes at the end of each module: exams, coursework, presentations and combinations. Assessment Once you decide on the type of course you would like to study, here are the factors to consider: © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 4
  6. A UK degree can boost your career prospects significantly. Choosing

    the right course to pursue can be tricky, but not if you do the essential research first. Career Prospects Here are the top 10 subject areas based on employability rate (starting with the highest): Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Medical Technology, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Property Management and Building. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 5
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  8. Bachelor’s & Master’s Typical IELTS requirement is 6.0 to 6.5

    with “A” level or higher secondary or completion of foundation year. The student must have completed at least 13 years of education and should possess pre-university qualifications. Undergraduate Courses An IELTS score of 6 to 7 is needed along with 1st or 2nd class UG or Pre-Masters Degree. MBA in UK universities require the same IELTS band along with 2 to 3 years of work experience in some cases. Postgraduate Courses © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 7
  9. Bachelor’s & Master’s Pre-Masters are content are actually warm-up course

    before enrolling for a Masters program and need 5.5 to 6 and a UG degree. Typical IELTS band needed for PG Diploma or PG Cert. course is between 6 to 7. Pre-Masters & PG Diploma Ph. D. and doctorate level courses (like M. Res. Or M. Phil.) usually need IELTS 6.5 to 7 along with a Postgraduate degree. Ph. D. is awarded based on a thesis which must be defended in an examination. Ph. D. & Research Degrees © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 8
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  11. Choosing UK University Does the university offer the right subject

    choice and flexibility? Course and Flexibility Position in QS World Universities, Times Higher Education & The Guardian rankings University Rankings Attend the online or physical open days of universities and interact with the delegates. Open Days What percentage of its students go straight into a job after graduating? Graduate Employment Rate Is the university recognised by UK authorities as having UK degree awarding powers? Recognition D D © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 10
  12. University Location You must bear in mind that the living

    expenses are costly related to the location you choose, with bigger cities costing more. With that being said, London ranks top with its top-notch institutions, opportunities and lifestyle. Then we have Edinburgh, Manchester, Coventry, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle and more. Being a top study abroad destination, the options are many. UK? Where in © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 11
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  14. Typical Course Fees A typical UK Bachelor’s degree lasts 3

    years and fees is in the range £10,000 to £26,000 annually. Undergraduate Courses The average tuition fees for international students in the UK is around £11,000 per year. Postgraduate Courses For Ph.D., native students pay up to £6,000 per year, and international students slightly more. Ph. D. & Research Courses Numerous scholarship programs to eligible applicants – Chevening, Commonwealth and GREAT – to name a few. Scholarships & Bursaries Source: UCAS,THE. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 13
  15. Living Expenses in the UK In 2020, the average student

    rent came to £547 a month, but can be higher in cities like London. Utility bills vary between £10 to £60 while books and university equipment, on average costs £60 per month. The average weekly food bill in the UK is £50*. *Source: THE. Figures are indicative. © AH&Z Associates Ltd. 2020 14
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